Patents by Inventor Malcolm K. Stanford

Malcolm K. Stanford has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10364483
    Abstract: One or more substitutional elements may be used to reduce the solution treatment temperature and required quench rates for hardening of 60-NITINOL. The advantages of modified NITINOL include that less energy is consumed during the heat treatment process, the material is subjected to less thermal distortion, and less machining is required. Modified NITINOL may have adequate hardness for bearing applications and may display highly elastic behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Stanford, Ronald D. Noebe, Christopher DellaCorte, Glen Bigelow, Fransua Thomas
  • Patent number: 9169545
    Abstract: A material for use as a mechanical component is formed of a superelastic intermetallic material having a low apparent modulus and a high hardness. The superelastic intermetallic material is conditioned to be dimensionally stable, devoid of any shape memory effect and have a stable superelastic response without irrecoverable deformation while exhibiting strains of at least 3%. The method of conditioning the superelastic intermetallic material is described. Another embodiment relates to lightweight materials known as ordered intermetallics that perform well in sliding wear applications using conventional liquid lubricants and are therefore suitable for resilient, high performance mechanical components such as gears and bearings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Santo Padula, II, Ronald D. Noebe, Malcolm K. Stanford, Christopher DellaCorte
  • Publication number: 20120080123
    Abstract: A shape memory alloy for use as a mechanical component is formed of an intermetallic material having a low apparent modulus and a high hardness. The intermetallic material is conditioned to have a stable, superelastic response without irrecoverable deformation while exhibiting strains of at least 3%. The method of conditioning the intermetallic material is described. Another embodiment relates to lightweight materials known as ordered intermetallics that perform well in sliding wear applications using conventional liquid lubricants and are therefore suitable for high performance mechanical components such as gears and bearings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Santo Padula, II, Ronald D. Noebe, Malcolm K. Stanford, Christopher DellaCorte